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Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Eulogy to Her Soul ... By Maria Popova “Attention without feeling … is only a report.”

Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Eulogy to Her Soul ...

Mary Oliver is one of our era’s most beloved and prolific poets — a sage of wisdom on the craft of poetry and a master of its magic; a woman as unafraid to be witty as she is to wise. Booko: Comparing prices for Speechless: A Year In My Father's Bussiness. James Button spent a year writing speeches for Kevin Rudd.

Booko: Comparing prices for Speechless: A Year In My Father's Bussiness

Before that, he reported on politics as a highly regarded journalist for Fairfax. But James also has politics in his blood: his father was the larger-than-life, street-fighting Senator John Button, who was a minister in the Hawke government. Growing up, James watched many political arguments fought under the family roof, witnessed a roll-call of political luminaries debating the direction of the Labor party and saw important victories and defeats at close hand. He believes both his father and his family paid a heavy price for politics.

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The Princes Highway Pilgrimage. If you’re hitting the road between our two biggest cities this summer, here are a few spots worth taking a detour for.

The Princes Highway Pilgrimage

It’s a bit of a windy meander through rolling hills and around cliff edges on the coastal highway between Sydney and Melbourne, and some of the tiny towns you’ll pass won’t have much more to offer than a crusty old pub and a servo. But turn off the main road and you’ll find some of the best oysters in the land, cold beer overlooking the water, kitsch antiques, gelato made from local fruit, surf spots, wineries and hot, fresh doughnuts. If you’re hitting the road between our two biggest cities this summer, here are a few spots worth taking a detour for. 1. Sea Cliff BridgeGrand Pacific Drive, Clifton, NSW. 24 Movies You Probably Missed This Year, But Should Totally See. Things to do in Canberra, the 72 hour guide. The nation’s capitol is attracting attention from around Australia and beyond.

Things to do in Canberra, the 72 hour guide

And there’s a reason why. James Turrell’s Retrospective will draw you in, but there’s more than enough in Canberra to keep you surprised, not to mention extremely well fed. The city has changed dramatically, and our three day guide is just the beginning. Masquerade: how Kate Mulvany unlocked the secrets of Kit Williams' classic tale. Actress and playwright Kate Mulvany: her love of Masquerade began 30 years ago.

Masquerade: how Kate Mulvany unlocked the secrets of Kit Williams' classic tale

Photo: James Brickwood Remember your favourite book when you were a kid? Maybe it was The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton? The BFG by Roald Dahl? Lockie Leonard? Procrastinator. Sanity-Saving Secrets For Caring For Your Aging Parents. Your Starter Kit Three questions to ask your parents right now. 1.

Sanity-Saving Secrets For Caring For Your Aging Parents

Do you have a living will? Roughly 72 percent of seniors have advance directives specifying end-of-life medical wishes, according to a recent study funded by the National Institute on Aging. Show at Seymour. To do. Hydrangeas. Greenwich Hotel - Hotel Reviews, Deals - New York City, NY. Greenwich Hotel (New York City, NY): See 367 Reviews and 217 Photos. Podcast #41: Neil Gaiman Reads "A Christmas Carol" Even huge Charles Dickens fans may not know that A Christmas Carol is organized in five stanza-like sections called "staves.

Podcast #41: Neil Gaiman Reads "A Christmas Carol"

" They might not know the author's only surviving "prompt" copy of the book, that is, Dickens' own annotated version used for live readings, is held at the New York Public Library. But it's without a doubt that Neil Gaiman gives one of the greatest deliveries of the classic holiday tale. That's why we're sharing his performance of A Christmas Carol for the book's 171st birthday. Gaiman was joined by BBC researcher and author Molly Oldfield, who revealed a little known fact about Dickens: The author was a great lover of cats, so much so, that he even used a macabre feline letter opener. Oldfield explained: